Sunday, December 7, 2008

npr: 'The Memory of Mankind'

On November 24, National Public Radio launched a series on museums in the 21st century . The first broadcast, which you can hear now tells the story of what the former Director of the Met, Philippe de Montebello, calls "The Memory of Mankind". The story wends its way from the ancient Greeks (who coined the term "mouseion", a temple to the Muses, who kept watch over the arts and sciences) up to the Museum of Online Museums .

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